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A graduating senior’s perspective

A graduating senior’s perspective

Cortney Wood, MSU Graduate

May 24, 2020

I truly thought I was okay today. I knew I wasn’t going to walk across the stage on Saturday, May 16. I knew there weren’t going to be documentary screenings, the mass communication final capstone project, the night before even after dropping one documentary to start another midway through th...

Imagine Graduation helps seniors plan for commencement

Imagine Graduation

Brittni Vilandre, Reporter

March 12, 2019

At the imagine graduation fair you can: Order caps, gowns, announcements, class rings, and more Check your graduation status with the Registrar’s Office Clear any financial holds Receive assistance with job-related questions, resumés, and other career inquiries Get inform...

762 degrees awarded at fall graduation

Nolita Isbelle

December 15, 2018

With excitement pumping and futures to look forward to, 762 students walked across the stage Dec. 15 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Eleven graduates received President's Medals, and all but one had perfect 4.0 GPAs. DATE | Dec. 15, 2018 LOCATION | Kay Yeager Coliseum SPEAKER | Valarie McCu...

Valarie McCubbins hopes to inspire at graduation

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

December 5, 2018

Valarie McCubbins, a 2004 graduate in mass communication, will be delivering the commencement address on Dec. 15 at Kay Yeager Coliseum to approximately 512 students starting at 10 a.m. McCubbins said, "When I opened the email I was shocked. I wasn't quite sure what the email was saying or wan...

Graduation should stay off campus

The Wichitan

March 6, 2018

OUR VIEW: We believe the graduation ceremony should not be held on campus, rather stay at Kay Yeager Coliseum. James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has brought up the idea of bringing the graduation ceremony to campus. He proposed to hold it in D. L. Ligon Coliseum a...

685 degrees awarded at fall graduation

Brenda Cigala, bilingual education, hugs a professor as soon as she walks out from Kay Yeager coliseum, Dec. 16, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson

The Wichitan

December 16, 2017

Reporting by Tyler Manning, Cortney Wood, Rachel Johnson, Justin Marquart and Fran Martinez As adrenaline coursed through their veins, 502 students walked across the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum on Dec. 16, 2017 with friends, families and colleagues cheering them onward while an additional 183 gra...

685 graduate in spring

Lee Finnings, music graduate, snaps a quick selfie with Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music, after Finnings received his certificate at Midwestern State University graduation, May 13, 2017. Photo by Timothy Jones

Kara McIntyre

May 13, 2017

Reporting by Kara McIntyre, Sarah Graves, Tyler Manning and Timothy Jones After four years — sometimes five — 609 graduates walked the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum May 13, 2017 and an additional 76 students earned their degrees, but did not attend the ceremony. For the first time, a gra...

Graduating senior to give commencement address

Megan Piehler, mass communication senior and former student regent, attends the Board of Regents meeting held in the Board Room in Hardin Building on Nov. 12, 2015. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Kara McIntyre

April 26, 2017

About 692 students adorned in caps and gowns will be walking the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum at 10 a.m. on May 13 — except for one. She will be on stage giving the commencement address. Megan Piehler, mass communication senior, was chosen as the first student commencement speaker in MSU's...

707 degrees awarded at fall graduation

Radiologic sciences major Kyle Morford celebrates after the ceremony at Midwestern State University fall graduation Dec. 17, 2016. Photo by Brendan Wynne

The Wichitan

December 17, 2016

On Dec. 17, 2016, 707 students walked the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum and received what they've been waiting four years (or five for those who took a "victory lap") to get — a college degree. "It's the student's day. It's important to allow them to express themselves. It's their graduation day. ...

648 degrees awarded at spring graduation

Francisco Martinez and Rachel Johnson spent Saturday covering graduation for The Wichitan.

The Wichitan

May 16, 2015

Facts and figures (compare fall of 2013) DATE | May 16, 2015 LOCATION | Kay Yeager Coliseum SPEAKER | Jesse Rogers, retiring university president Listen to the Jesse Rogers Podcast — "Presidential Ponderings" HARDIN PROFESSOR AWARD | Betty Bowles DEGREES Master's | 72 ...

Imagine Graduation helps seniors get ready for commencement in May

Morgan Haire

March 11, 2015

Peggy Brennan, assistant to vice president for administration and institutional effectiveness, put together Imagine Graduation March 10-11 to help seniors check off the final steps before commencement May 16. Imagine Graduation is a one-stop shop for graduating seniors. They can check with the Registrars...

637 graduate in December

Tyler Hackbarth, computer science, takes a selfie with Jesse Rodgers, university president, at Midwestern State University fall graduation, Dec. 13, 2014 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Ethan Metcalf

December 13, 2014

Nearly 650 graduate and undergraduate students earned their diplomas Saturday morning in Kay Yeager Coliseum. Delores Jackson, interim director of the Applied Arts and Sciences program, said commencement provides her an opportunity to meet her distance-education students face-to-face. "Be...

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